I have a one story slab home and when I moved in two years ago I had to replace the whole unit. I wasn't even thinking about having them put the unit on the first floor. There is a closet(which is a hall closet) that is right by where I have the wall vent for my air run. I was wondering if I could use that hall closet for the furnace and what else I would have to have done to make it possible to have the furnace on the first floor.
Six Things to Consider:
- Electrical - Generally easy to move
- Natural Gas (if it is a natural gas furnace)
- Output Air - might require one big duct between old and new but there may be alternatives.
- Return Air - similar to Output Air
- Combustion Exhaust
- Connection to air conditioner (if you have one) - typically a couple of pipes for input and output.
Except for electrical, all of these require some real planning to make sure they can be done safely and effectively and at a reasonable price. But hard to guess as variables include:
- type of furnace
- access to old and new locations
- walls between old and new locations